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MSNBC
Sep 13, 2012 5:30am EDT
a stolen black volvo suv, one of the safest vehicles on the road. los angeles county police caught up, an 80-minute 40-mile chase in south los angeles. during the pursuit, two bailed and then were quickly fault. the remaining two decided to get the neighborhood involved, win over the people. win the battle for public opinion by throwing money out the window. first just a few bills tossed. eventually the crooks were throwing handfuls of cash into the streets, making it rain from a v mog vehicle. as the suv sped into the narrow residential neighborhoods of south l.a., the suspects became almost strategic, they waited until crowds gathered on the curbs before throwing a another wad of crash, sending police swerving. in the end, traffic got the best of them as it always will in l.a. they pulled the men from the car and arrested them. onlookers swarmed the scene with the crowd swelling to hundreds in minutes some locals hailed the robbers as robin hoods. captain mike parker did not agree. he told an nbc affiliate, i can't imagine they did this for the good of the community. good call. >
MSNBC
Sep 4, 2012 2:00am EDT
massachusetts and mayor villaraigosa, the mayor of los angeles. gentlemen, watch this. conservative groups are trying to drive home the point that president obama's out of touch in this issue. take a look at this new ad produced by gary bower, just caught it this morning. let's watch this ad they're running here. >> hey, honey. how are you? >> fine. i guess. >> what's going on? >> well, obama is trying to force gay marriage on this country. that's not the change i voted for. marriage is between a man and a woman. >> that's not the change i voted for either. >> what can we do? >> we can vote for someone with values. >> well, you know, i don't think that's a very realistic discussion. i've always wondered what it does to their relationship. nothing probably. here's the line they're putting out. obama is trying to force gay marriage on this country. you know the language that's coming out and the platform of the democratic party. does it meet this. is it forcing gay marriage on the country? >> not forcing gay marriage on the country. what he's speaking to is the notion that marriage ou
MSNBC
Sep 14, 2012 2:00am EDT
? some trouble makers in los angeles put out a preview of an anti-islamic movie. it goes viral. gets translated into arabic, hits the high re cairo streets and embassy. does romney decry the anti-islamic movie? no, he had nothing to say about that. nothing at all. all he did was put out a statement attacking a statement, some official in the cairo embassy put out decrying the anti-islamic movie. mr. romney had nothing to say about the movie that stirred things up. let's agree on this. except the snippets he issued attacking his rival he doesn't have much to say at all about anything. that's the huge emt iness people are starting to notice in this person, except for his faith, family and business, he doesn't have a whole lot on his mind, in his mind. he's been in public life a long time, perhaps a generation now. if he thought anything was curious about anything, had discovered anything in life, he's yet to let it out. and, yes, this is why his tent is starting to flop. the great writer william man chester described in 1948 presidential campaign of new york governor tom dewey superbly
MSNBC
Sep 17, 2012 6:00pm EDT
saying, nia-malika, you didn't get any specifics today even as he spoke in los angeles and other places. even on the conference call that they had today when the question of tax loopholes, let's go there. when tax loopholes came up, one of the advisers that was pressed on it, let me play for you the nonanswer that he gave on the conference call. >> will you now be willing to engage on what tax loopholes would be closed to make the budget work? >> as to the specifics, like i noted, for example, and there's more specifics today relative to debt reduction, we'll talk about more specifics, for example, we talk about being energy independent by 2020. >> i mean, either i missed something or he talked about there are going to be more specifics. he referred to a plan about energy by 2020 but never specifically answered the specifics on tax loopholes. this is the kind of thing that is frustrating even republicans about them. >> that's right. and even that segment there when he was talking about energy independence by 2020, these are things that he does hit on in his stump speeches but nev
MSNBC
Sep 24, 2012 5:30am EDT
. >> and now the surprise guest you've been waiting for. joining us by phone from los angeles, mark halpern himself. the obvious first question, who are you wearing? >> i am wearing mr. armani as i almost always do. >> are you really? is that a rental or do you own an armani tuxedo? >> well, i broke down and bought an armani tuxedo anticipating some day we would end up at the emmys. >> good to be a best selling author. look at this photograph. i guess my next question is do we have any idea at this hour where john heilman is very worried. >> he's either sound asleep at the hotel or goodness knows where. >> i would say the latter. we're looking at pictures of you behind tom hangs. pretty cool to be up there for all that you do and all the important people you spend time around. what was it like last night? >> great people. tom hangs, julianne moore. from start to finish, great group of people to work with. they won the big prize for that movie or mini series. they asked us to come up with them. we sprinted to the stage to make sure we wouldn't be late. >> you have prime position. thi
MSNBC
Sep 4, 2012 5:30am EDT
his oscar-nominated role in "the green mile" has died in los angeles. he been hospitalized since july after suffering a heart attack from which he never recovered. the 6'5", 300-pound duncan was from chicago where he worked for a gas company digging ditches before he left for hollywood to chase his dream of being an actor. tom hanks, duncan's co-star from the "green mile" remembered the akor saying i am terribly saddened at the loss of big mike. he was the treasure we all discovered on the set of the "the green mile" he was magic and his passing leaves us stunned. michael clarke duncan was 54 years old. >>> still ahead, a great final-round leaderboard at the deutsche bank u.s. open. highlights in sports. >>> and some democrats propose an answer at this convention to the empty chair, one-man show put on in tampa by clint eastwood. who do they want to be their client? we'll check the weather when "way too early" comes back to the blackstone saloon in charlotte, north carolina. >>> stand up, stand up and fight. nothing is inevitable here, we're americans, and we never give up, we never q
MSNBC
Sep 21, 2012 4:00am EDT
to end at the california science center in los angeles where people are going to be able to go see it. endeavor is spending tonight north of los angeles and tomorrow it will take to the skies for it's last flight ever. this is the last one. it will be the last time any shuttle will leave the ground ever and that makes one thing about this flight today poignant and cool. when the shuttle lifted off you may remember that the commander was captain mark kelly. husband of gabrielle giffords. she was still in the early stages of recovering from a gunshot wound of the head. the flight path gave captain mark kelly an idea and here he is bringing that up in a telephone interview with nasa yesterday morning. >>> here is the thing. nasa did so. as endeavor made a slow passover the university of arizona they were there watching from a roof of a parking garage. the associated president reporting as it flew by, he leaned over to her and said that is my space ship. she started hooting and hollering.
MSNBC
Sep 15, 2012 5:30am EDT
the los angeles based company, blushington had a big hurdle to overcome when they launched their company. >> a lot of people thought of makeup just as once or twice in their lifetime, their wedding and prom. >> we are trying to change the way people think about makeup and everyday makeup application. >> blushington is a makeup and beauty lounge where you can go last minute and for not a lot of money to get your makeup done. >> i love it. it's amazing. >> ali webb, owner of dry bar where people can go to get their hair blown out dealt with this same type of attitude adjustment. while most people get their hair done only when it gets cut or for a very special education, ali had a different idea. >> i wanted to change that and made it an affordable luxury and make it something you could do once a week. >> these three women are turning luxuries into necessities for their businesses to work. they have had to create a market. let people know that good makeup and hair isn't something that you want. it is something you need. both companies are growing. so how have they done it? >> well,
MSNBC
Sep 15, 2012 3:00pm EDT
angeles, that speefch will be delivered to a large hispanic business group in the los angeles area. he's been trailing among latinos and hispanics in the u.s. roughly 2:1. >> what strategy have you heard that the campaign is going to be using on the ground over the next few days? >> it's a good question. we've been reaching out to them. the campaign insists this has been a vigorous campaign, they have been active across the country. but there are only a total of five events over the last five or so days. we thought we might see them pick up the pace. instead the candidate is down today. he does pick it up tomorrow with stops in colorado before heading off to los angeles. >> peter al lebs exander gettin overtime for us. thanks. >>> more now on the impact of that anti-islam fill that him we've been talking about a lot here. republican presidential nominee mitt romney wasted no time criticizing the obama administration's initial response to those attacks with this statement. and this was him on wednesday. >> when our grounds are being attacked and being breached, that the first respon
MSNBC
Sep 3, 2012 10:00am EDT
no power. >>> a rude awake innocence in the los angeles area thork, a magnitude 3.3 earthquake. there are no reports of damage or injuries. >>> back to charlotte now, where the democrats have some big-name performers coming to the convention this week. among them the foo fighters, mare,j. blige,ered, wind & fire, and as we just reported marc anthony will be singing the national anthem. with the spark cash card from capital one, olaf's pizza palace gets the most rewards of any small business credit card! pizza!!!!! [ garth ] olaf's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! put it on my spark card! [ high-pitched ] nice doin' business with you! [ garth ] why settle for less? great businesses deserve the most rewards! awesome!!! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase, every day! what's in your wallet? have given way to sleeping. where sleepless nights yield to restful sleep. and lunesta can help you get there, like it has for so many people before. when taking lunesta,
MSNBC
Sep 14, 2012 6:00am EDT
lillian. >> tv ads. >> lillian glass, a los angeles-based body language expert who says about romney, he's turned into a different person. he's become more passionate, more emotional, more dynamic. >> wait, wait. the associated press is actually -- >> quoting lillian glass. >> body language expert? >> this woman comments. >> she's an expert. i would say i don't see what ms. glass sees, but i think if romney's going to have a chance to get back in this, he needs to do exactly what she says he's already done. he needs to become more compassionate, emotional, dynamic and a communicator. he has not done that yet. >> he's gripping the microphone as opposed to holding it like a teacup. >> he used to hold it like a teacup. >> she's right about what needs to happen. i just haven't seen it yet. >> she's a body language expert. they're going to do more 30-second ads, but they've been doing the 30-second ads. i think mitt romney needs to tell people what he'll do when he's president of the united states. >> commercials can have an impact as well as money, mark. very hard. and in ohio you have s
MSNBC
Sep 20, 2012 1:00am EDT
to have to change the name of the city of los angeles. >> you know i think this is fundamentally mitt romney doesn't know the latino community. the majority agree they should be learning english. i want to talk about this whole 47%. when he talked about 47%, he's also talking about latinos who are working two to three jobs who believe in the american dream. he by going after the 47% is attacking those people. he doesn't understand these people are hard working. they believe in their possibility and they don't feel like victims. if anything they feel that by working these jobs it might be tough today, but there's an as preparation for a better tomorrow and that's what i find so disappointing with this comment. >> the latest poll showed that latinos support obama about 68% and romney at 26%. he said that if he thinks the latino lines up that way with president obama, it is a threat to this nation. >> again, it's mitt romney not understanding the latino community. had he start the talking about small business, talking about taxes in a real way, talking about education, he would have
MSNBC
Sep 17, 2012 6:00am EDT
for polling is a farce. and suddenly los angeles police officers are brown shirts. brown shirts. people calling american law enforcement officers brown shirts simply because they're taking a guy in john heilemann who's on probation already. who's on probation. they have a right to do that under the constitution of the united states of america. they've been so frantic this weekend. they're chasing their tails because mitt romney is an awful candidate. and now even conservatives, eric erickson out this morning, rupert murdoch said it, jack welch said it, i said it last week and have been absolutely pilloried by the extreme right wing. it's a reality -- he's a horrible candidate. he's got perhaps one of the worst-run presidential campaigns in modern american history. but now it's the pollsters' fault and it's the brown shirts' fault for going after this, quote, christian filmmaker, as matt drudge called him over the weekend, a christian filmmaker. >> yes, there were a couple of prominent conservative bloggers calling for the president's resignation and saying that barack obama is n
MSNBC
Sep 24, 2012 6:00am EDT
drum roll, please, willie, in los angeles, msnbc and "time" magazine senior political analyst, now emmy award winner mark halperin. halperin, are you still -- are you a little sleepy this morning? are you kind of on a high? >> no, i'm all good. no, i'm all good. we've had a good evening. >> it was great. >> look at him. >> he's glowing. >> he's taking the job kind of seriously, isn't he, coming to work in a tux? >> our "game change" boys, john heilemann, mark halperin celebrating a huge win for "game change," the hbo political drama based on their book about the 2008 election. it won four awards, four awards. look what's going on here. best overall mini-series or movie, best writing and directing, lead actress julianne moore who's so awesome, also won for her outstanding performance playing sarah palin. it was a huge night. i, of course, watched none of it. willie, i'm sure you were in bed at 7:30, "way too early." >> i saw some of it. i saw some of their wins. congratulations to mark and john. we're very excited for them. we do, as i pointed out to mark, we're a little worried abo
MSNBC
Sep 24, 2012 9:00am EDT
across the country and later becoming my team, the los angeles dodgers. i know it's bittersweet here for some new yorkers. but there you have it. remember, don't blame walter o' malley. blame the leaders of new york city. there are a slew of new polls out. all showing president paum with an edge over mitt romney. florida shows a one-point lead for the president. the president leads by 14 in romney's childhood home in michigan. north carolina, believe it or not. a poll out there has the president up four points. ohio, the president with a five-point lead. pennsylvania, new poll shows two points separating president barack obama and mitt romney. counter conventional numbers there as well. a distinguished senior fellow at demoos. kelly wallace is right next to me here. very cozy. and "the new york times," nicholas --. got it mostly right. the battle ground presentation there. does it feel like they are showing either mitt romney overperforming or president obama overperforming. but there seems to be a general trent that the president looks stronger in battleground than national numbers. >>
MSNBC
Sep 14, 2012 1:00pm EDT
. one of them started a charity and it's called media for christ, about 30 miles east of los angeles, and that's where the studios are where much of this movie was shot in the summer of 2011p. who's responsible for the content neither one of the two gentlemen is on a watch list for any hate speech watch groups at this point. says that they're responsible for the content. only one a man named steve klein, a flamboyant guy in his writings and web tv show and leaflet campaigns uses much of the same language and uses many of the same themes that are used in the film itself. it's not really a film. just a 14-minute video. we looked at it a couple times. klein says he told us and reporters that he approved the script, that the script is truthful according to his version of the truth. and he's now as you can see him in his truck right now, claiming that he had to leave town because there have been believable death threats against him. he's the only person who has been associated and has made any admissions about his direct responsibility for the final product as it was finally posted on the web.
MSNBC
Sep 17, 2012 9:00am EDT
campaigns. trust me. romney will kick off with a speech in los angeles to hispanic voters. romney will try to amplify his economic message, arguing latino have been disproportionately hurt by the economy and says when it comes to immigration, politics has been put ahead of people for too long. i will work with republicans and democrats to permanently fix our immigration system. he will be sitting down with telemun telemundo, our colleague over there, jose diaz-balart. >>> dealing with china is one issue the or 'bama campaign has been very sensitive and you the romney campaign aggressive. the cleveland plains dealer first reported today in ohio, the president will announce that the white house will ask the world trade organization, the wto, to demand that china stop subsidizing auto parts made for export arguing the process undercuts manufacturers in ohio and elsewhere by reducing the cost of chinese auto parts, the second china announcement we can remember the president making while campaigning in ohio in just the last month. >>> finally, remember three weeks ago went obama campaign of
MSNBC
Sep 19, 2012 11:00pm EDT
"los angeles times." "but my college kid, the babysitters, the nail ladies, everybody who's got the right to vote, they don't understand what's going on. i just think that your lower income, one, you're not as educated, two, they don't understand how it works, they don't understand how the systems work, they don't understands the impact." but things have gotten better for the rich. wall street profits, soaring through the roof. productivity has surged. yet wages remain stagnant, as this chart from mother jones points out. if the median household income had kept pace with the economy since 1970, it would now be nearly $92,000, not $50,000. today, "forbes" reported that the net wealth of the richest americans grew by 13% in the past year. that's right, in the past year, since president obama's been in office. the gap between the very rich and the merely rich increased and helped drive up the average net worth of "forbes" 400 members to an all-time record $4.2 billion. the rich are getting richer and the middle class are getting left behind. yet america's wealthy, they want more of the
MSNBC
Sep 22, 2012 2:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: mitt romney is en route to san diego, has events in san diego and los angeles trying to raise money. the campaign isn't just trailing in the polls, also trailing in some campaign cash now. you were focusing on numbers with the taxes, one of the points made to me specifically yesterday when i asked if they were politically motivated putting these numbers out on a friday, they said we did it because they were simply done. the reality when you do it on a friday and give estimates of their last 20 years of tax returns, it's done on a day when fewer people will pay attention to it. in many ways their hope is after a bad series of weeks they can wash this away with other bad headlines and avoid bad had lines in the weeks ahead. >> you have spent more time with mitt romney than just about any our journalist at this point. talk to me a little bit about the mood of the campaign right now. what's going on behind the scenes in terms of mood. >> reporter: i think campaign advisors will acknowledge they were a little shaken by the last week or so with the fact the hidden videotape came out
MSNBC
Sep 23, 2012 4:00pm EDT
los angeles yesterday raising close to $6 million by some accounts in beverly hills when his wife, ann, was there and you know about the smoke that forced her to have an emergency landing here in denver, and he described it as her choking and rubbing her eyes at one moment, but that is an aside, while in l.a. he was joined by rob portman who has been playing the role of the foe, foe barack obama, and they are trying to inflate the expectations for the opponent and trying to lower their own expectations, but say all sorts of nice things which they don't do very often unless there is a strategic effort going on and saying, well, mitt romney has had dozenbes of debates in the prix mares and he should be excellent and the romney people saying of obama, he the best orator of our time, and we will find out in ten days here in the mile high state. >> and well, the secret service is sweeping the place. thank you, pete, for your work. >> sure. >> right now, we will get some insight into the romney campaign from a republican strategist who is supporting the governor's white house bid, juliana gl
MSNBC
Sep 18, 2012 10:00am EDT
. >> this also comes just hours after mitt romney addressed the hispanic chamber of commerce, anne, in los angeles. obviously, a group that the republicans have said they want to make some inroads against. how serious are those comments, do you think? >> oh, i mean, look, this is going to reverberate i think with all kinds of demographic groups. it's going to reverberate with working-class white people who don't pay taxes. it's going to reverberate with women, it's going to reverberate with military families. i don't think there's any group that in some way won't either hear about what he said or see themselves somehow reflected in it, but i agree with shira. i think that given their focus has been pretty intently on the base for all this time, usually you try to do two things -- you try to win the base, turn out the base and win, peel off some independents in the middle. they're going to have to re-double their efforts if they want to go to the middle again. >> i want to bring in david corn, washington bureau chief for "mother jones." good to see you. also, author of the book "showdown."
MSNBC
Sep 13, 2012 11:00am EDT
chains could be required to follow suit. you've seen car chases in los angeles before. but when was the last time you saw something like this? look at the screen. suspects throwing wads of cash out the car window as officers close in. not a scene from a movie either. the alleged bank robbers were ultimately cornered after they got stopped by heavy traffic. two men arrested, two other suspects still at large. but they drew quite a crowd. >>> we are keeping our eyes on the van dyke park in fair fax, virginia. mitt romney expected to hold a rally there in just a few minutes while he criticizes the president's handling of the embassy violence in libya. now what has grown into cairo and also reports of yemen. but republicans have been critical of him, although he does have some support. and we show you these live pictures on the streets of cairo where protesters continue this hour. tear gas being fired into the crowd. we'll bring you the latest and take a closer look at the controversial film being blamed for spark this uproar. >>> developing right now, two events we are keeping an eye o
MSNBC
Sep 17, 2012 4:00pm EDT
romney has just wrapped up an event in los angeles. the president is scheduled to speak shortly in ohio, while the vice president and the man who wants his job are dueling it out in iowa this very hour. it's a busy monday, and time is short, which is why it seems a little odd to start the week with one of the presidential campaigns forced to hit the reset button. that's right. all of mitt romney's soldiers and all of his men are scramb scrambling to put his campaign back together again, and what's their solution to this crisis? well, just listen to romney campaign director ed gillespie in a conference call to reporters this afternoon. >> governor romney and congressman ryan this week making a strong push to highlight some of the specific aspects of the romney plan for a stronger middle class. this push reflects our view that after a successful convention where people learned and voters learned a lot about mitt romney as a person, they're eager to hear more details about policies to turn our economy around. >> yes, we couldn't agree more, more specifics. that's just what we need, bu
MSNBC
Sep 25, 2012 9:00am EDT
left/right conservative liberal gridlock. >> joining me now is los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa and thank you both for being here. madam secretary, start with you and the school choice issue. you seem to be wavering on where you are in school choice. is ithe answer when it comes to accountitoc school systems or maybe are we rushing too much? >> no, i'm a big supporter of school choice so long as we have information that empowers the consumer so they can use it efiv all of the things that go hand in hand. when parents are powered with information and the resources as governor romney said to follow with the children to schools of their choice i think it's a perfect combination. >> what is your hesincy? ght n i n tt, right? >> i don't think we're seeing that. in d.c., we have seen really effective school choice programs work around other parts of the country. here is the difference. you know, kids can vote with their feet. parents can vote with their feet ho o woo vouchers nhart as we have in d.c. >> you would have in los angeles, i know you don't fully run the school
MSNBC
Sep 22, 2012 5:00am EDT
matthews out in los angeles, doing the "bill mahr show." let me start with the difficulties mitt romney's been having in this campaign. the fact is romney is reaping what he sowed. who was it that suppressed the effort to suppress the black vote? if he and his agent, the chairman of his party wasn't behind it, he should say so. who orchestrated this racially coded attack on poor people, welfare, for not having to meet a work requirement? wasn't that mit's voice saying, "i'm mitt romney, and i approved this message"? who's been backing 100% the obstructionist republican congress and its number-one priority to terminate the obama presidency through the filibuster? if romney's got it hard, perhaps it was he from the start using the dirty tools of the old days this responsible, voter suppression, coded racial appeals, the filibuster. if he's having a tough month, maybe he's earned a few more. howard fine men and more are here. first, new polls in the presidential race. let's check the scoreboard. according to a national journal poll, president obama leads 50-43. the president also ha
MSNBC
Sep 15, 2012 12:00pm EDT
1,000 applications for the same number of jobs. "los angeles times" has a story with the title mitt romney plan ups taxes on many. the report says the governor's budget plan would significantly raisin come tax for families making between 100,000 and $200,000. the analysis found romney's plan could work but it would require eliminating the deductions for mortgage interest, charitable contribution and state and local taxes. >>> both sides in the presidential campaign trying to calibrate their messages on the unrest that has spread now beyond the middle east. for more on that and some new polls i'm joined by washington bureau chief for "usa today" susan page and editor in chief of -- reid wilson. >> susan, i'll begin with you. how are these protests and attacks playing out politically for both the president and mitt romney? >> i think they've got the potential to be pretty troublesome for both of them. mitt romney's gotten some criticism this week for speaking as the crisis was still unfolding, seeming opportunistic in talk about it. for president obama, there are risks as well as the
MSNBC
Sep 20, 2012 5:30am EDT
the nats. los angeles two games back. week three of the nfl season begins tonight. cam newton and the panthers. that game gets going at 8:20 eastern time. coming up at the top of the hour on "morning joe," romney is campaigning for 100% of america. he's going to have to campaign awfully hard to make up a difference in a number of key states. we'll have the new numbers. >>> we'll huddle around the water cooler to hear the story of an iowa couple who had to share their wedding venue with the commander in chief. look at those toys. insurance must be expensive. nah. [ dennis' voice ] i bet he's got an allstate agent. they can save you up to 30% more by bundling your policies. well his dog's stupid. [ dennis' voice ] poodles are one of the world's smartest breeds. are you in good hands? ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing a stunning work of technology. introducing the entirely new lexus es. and the first-ever es hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. >>> we told you at the top of the show mitt romney campaigned in florida yesterday, appearing at a forum in miami at a spanish network
MSNBC
Sep 20, 2012 5:00am EDT
after a dramatic make up in los angeles. >>> finally, lindsay lohan has been arrested again, this time in new york city for leaving the scene of an accident after clipping a pedestrian with a borrowed porsche. lohan was slurring her words and reeked of boos. lohan claims she is being set up. what do you think? >> with her track record? it's hard to believe that. >> it's always the first place you go. shocker. at least she's back in the news again. what are you thinking, first of all, driving in new york city? >> driving, then to be reeking of boos and driving. yeah. there's no good place to be. >> yeah. it's lindsay, though. when is she ever going to learn? >> probably no time soon. >> i'm veronica dela cruz. "way too early" with willie geist starts right now. >>> mitt romney continues to address the secretly recorded video tape saying as president, his campaign is for the 100% of the united states, not the 53% he talked about in the video. with discouraging battleground polling out, how will he close the gap in the states that will decide the election. >>> political fight. senate
MSNBC
Sep 16, 2012 12:00pm EDT
orleans, louisiana. mitt romney kicks off the week with a stop in colorado and los angeles, california, today. wednesday he'll be in miami for a facebook meet the candidates event. beginning this week governor romney and congressman paul ryan will begin receiving regular intelligence briefings from national security officials in the obama administration. >>> west coast headlines are next with a report on why the white house can't be blamed for the higher gas prices. >>> plus, fresh predictions for who will take the house and senate this year. it's all coming up for you in office politics. keep it here on "weekends with alex witt." with the spark cash card from capital one, olaf's pizza palace gets the most rewards of any small business credit card! pizza!!!!! [ garth ] olaf's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! put it on my spark card! [ high-pitched ] nice doin' business with you! [ garth ] why settle for less? great businesses deserve the most rewards! awesome!!! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with 2%
MSNBC
Sep 18, 2012 5:00am EDT
district near the stock exchange. >>> the los angeles times reports the boy scouts of america hit information about sex abuse cases for decades. the newspaper says the abuse was documented in secret files that 80% of the cases were not reported to law enforcement. >>> and space shuttle endeavour is still in florida. its trip to los angeles has been delayed yet again. stormy weather along the gulf of mexico means the shuttle won't depart until tomorrow heading for its permanent home at the california science center. >>> now here's time for your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. >> as the romney campaign scrambles to deal with that controversial video from a fundraiser. intel report the grandson of former president jimmy carter found the video and brought it to mother jones which broke the story. >>> congress is briefly back in session this week before lawmakers head home to campaign for reelection. roll call reports their calendars are jam-packed this week with meals, visits and receptions with lobbyists. but all qualify as fundraisers. >>> pundits believe li
MSNBC
Sep 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
regard to -- what sense do you get locally in los angeles from your community about the need for action, immediate or a long standing over a period of months. >> well, actually, i'm in a somewhat unique position, because about half of my congregation is iranian, so they have, real, i mean immediate experience having fled iran in the 1980s, ely and following. their sense is for many that it is impossible to get any kind of genuine reaction out of iran, outside of an immediate military -- ahmadinejad call ed israel cancer. a having had cancer, i know what you do with cancer, you either cut it out or you -- unless there's an immediate threat, you won't get any serious response from iran. i can't tell you that's true, but that's at least the sense. >> youwow, incredible. thank you so much. >> thank you for coming into the bar this morning. >> you can go to the synagogue afterwards. >> that's a deal. mom: ready to go to work? ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ every mom needs a little helper. that's why i got a subaru. announcer: love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. the blissful pause just before t
MSNBC
Sep 15, 2012 7:00am EDT
actually dark los angeles right now. >> i was going to say you are up early girlfriend. let's start with the fed. they launched another aggressive stimulus program. they're pumping billions into the economy. why are they doing this? >> well, the fed is actually pumping, as you said, billions into the economy. they're buying about $600 billion worth of bonds. and the reason why they're doing that is that they're trying to drive down those borrowing costs. and basically this is part of a new stimulus package program that they've had in the past. kwechlt one qe-2 and this is quantitative easing 3. as i would say take three. what they're trying to do is drive down those borrowing costs but also trying to get that unemployment rate down to about 7%. they're not going to ease up on this quantitative easing until that rate is down at that level. >> okay. how about consumer prices now, we saw the highest jump in three years. retail sales rising about 1%. that is the largest increase since february. what accounts for this? the rising consumer inflation? >> right. well alex we've been talking abou
MSNBC
Sep 17, 2012 5:30am EDT
is in los angeles speaking to the u.s. hispanic chamber of commerce. he's touting his plan for business owners and the middle class while a new ad ratchets up the pressure on a global competitor. >> my plan is to help the middle class. trade has to work for america. that means crack down on cheaters like china. it means open up new markets. next, we've got to balance the budget. you've got to cut the deficit. you've got to stop spending more money than we take in. and finally, champion small business. have tax policies, regulations and health care policies that help small business. we put those in place, we'll add 12 million new jobs in four years. >>> meanwhile, we're getting new information about what was supposed to be the critical speech of mitt romney's presidential campaign, the one he gave at the republican national convention in tampa. politico citing unnamed sources says the romney campaign went through two different sets of speechwriters and then used practically nothing from either draft. mike allen and jim vandahai. romney and top strategist stuart stevens, the focu
MSNBC
Sep 19, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >> los angeles, number one, denver, two, philadelphia, three. >> you got to be kidding! that doesn't seem -- somewhat counterintuitive. >> i don't want to suggest the coastal elites control your magazine but the top two sports were the knicks and you made l.a. the best beer city. >> we need to appeal to wide constituency here. >> number one beer drinking city, you should have had something like worcester, massachusetts. >> what about philly? that's a good beer drinking town. >> probably they're selling more magazines in l.a. than worcester. just -- >> you think? can you imagine mike barnicle in cuffed jeans? that's the big draw. >> cuffed jeans are all the rage. the new issue of "gq" is out now. mi >>> coming up, after working hundreds of dirty jobs, our next guest deserves his latest assignment. it entails drinking, and drinking alone. discovery channel's mike rowe describe how booze built america next on "morning joe." >>> i learned something today. it's called the a-team and it's fabulous. mike barnicle, what did you learn? >> i learned the last time you went to the movies "the so
MSNBC
Sep 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
. i'm convinced that they won't unless they're provoked. this is a real country. tehran looks like los angeles. it's not -- this is not al qaeda we're dealing with. it's not libya. it's not a country of tents. it's a country of high rise apartment buildings and factories. >> one of the stresses of the situation is we see iran's ambition, we can see it coming. pakistan got the bomb and no one knew it. the cia read about it in the newspaper. it snuck up on them completely. what is the difference between pam stand and iran getting -- if we had had this same discussion about pakistan getting the bomb a year before pack tkistan got bomb, there would have been all sorts of warmongering. >> to my mind, pakistan is a far more dangerous situation and more threatening to u.s. national security than iran is because pakistan is a country with a history of having islamic coups. it's like four countries slapped together by the brits in 1947. rafrn is iran is a real country. >> what do you figure sawudi arabia does? >> i think they'll make noises, but i don't think they'll go for it because we know t
MSNBC
Sep 5, 2012 7:00pm EDT
lady michelle obama. what's happening here, this is los angeles mayor antonio rigosa and business that will start before president bill clinton gives his speech. president obama is about to be nominated. listen. . our next speaker will place before you that nomination. >> unemployment in june with the highest since march of 1984. >> the u.s. economy has been in a recession. >> 10 million americans still officially unemployed. >> there is nothing wrong with america that cannot be cured by what is right with america. >> we believe that investing grow economics is better than trickle down economics. we have got to go beyond the brain dead politics in washington and give our people the kind of government they deserve, a government that works for them. after years of hard effort, the longest economic expansion in history, we proved that we could find a way to balance the budget and protect our values. >> we have lots of evidence that presidents who focus on the middle class get better results. i personally believe that if the american people give you the honor of serving, you should ke
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 3:00am EDT
gets woe. according to "the los angeles times" akin told supporters, "the first t minesw, itikme l wat out of the cage. she was just furious and attacking in every different direction which wases a little bit of a surprise to us." you know, 's par for the course, from the candidate who said this -- >> it ses to me, first of all, from what i understand from doctorhat'real rar if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. >> of course, akin tried to apologize and now that republicans are struggling to regain the senate, they ar starting to throw their support >> of course, akin tried to apologize and now that republicans are struggling to regain the senate, they are starting to row their support hihetrsi candidate in missouri. yesterday, the nrcc officially endorsed him and the chair of the democratic senatorial campaign committ says the endorsement taints every republican sene, senator runng in this election cyc. ja weagve e of those republicans said that what he said was so offensive and how he said it was so offensive that they could not sup
MSNBC
Sep 20, 2012 2:00pm EDT
tucson headed to its permanent no permanent home in los angeles. >>> time for the gut check. aas you heard earlier, republicans are facing tough elections around the country are distancing themz from mitt romney and his comments about 47% of the population. as the rcampaign stomach bems, democrats have been surged since the conventions in tampa and charlotte. what does your gut tell you? go to facebook.com/newsnation to cast that big vote. that does it for this edition of "news nation." thanks for watching. i'm tamron hall. "the cycle" is up next. i would ever quit. onestly k [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. it put me at ease that you could smoke on the first week. [ male announcer ] some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these stop taking chantix and call your doctor right away. tell your doctor about any history of depression or other mental health problem
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Sep 23, 2012 3:00pm EDT
this coming week, nbc campaign embed, derrick hick in los angeles with the candidate, about to board a plane for colorado so he's joining us by phone. garrett, i understand mr. rot romney spent the earlier part of the day in debate prep. what can you tell us about that? >> that's correct. governor romney's arrived here only last night but they flew in a batch of senior staff, top advisers and also senator rob portman of ohio, who is playing president obama in governor romney's debate prep showing up in the hotel late last night. it's interesting to note when the campaign when you talk to official spokespeople, their official line on this is he's doing private meetings. they don't want to talk about debate prep. the last thing they want to do is raise expectations for their candidate. they want to make any ground he is able to gain on the president this he want to keep expectations low so anything he does on the stage looks better. >> one of the criticisms we've heard over the last couple of days specifically is that his running mate, paul ryan is not necessarily, doesn't have as big
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Sep 4, 2012 9:00am EDT
. philadelphia, chicago, san francisco, los angeles, miami and new york. not boston. how about that? they've all hosted multiple conventions. we'll be right back. with the spark cash card from capital one, olaf's pizza palace gets the most rewards of any small business credit card! pizza!!!!! [ garth ] olaf's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! put it on my spark card! [ high-pitched ] nice doin' business with you! [ garth ] why settle for less? great businesses deserve the most rewards! awesome!!! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase, every day! what's in your wallet? [ "human" by the human league playing ] humans. we mean well, but we're imperfect creatures living in a beautifully imperfect world. it's amazing we've made it this far. maybe it's because when one of us messes up, someone else comes along to help out. that's the thing about humans. when things are at their worst, we're at our best. see how at libertymutual.com. liberty mutual insurance -- r
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Sep 4, 2012 2:00pm EDT
whether they will come out to vote on the 6 of november. >> how does the party ensure that? you have los angeles mayor, talking with tough words he wanted to say. so how do you inspire the latino voters, who as you point out, we can't say this enough, we are talking 64% to 30%. i said commanding. there needs to be a whole new word. since we like football analogies, if that was a game, that would be a certified whipping bit other team there. what do you do to get those people out? >> this is the issue. it is fascinating, if you look at nbc wall street journal telemundo polls we have been doing on the latino community specifically, you will see in can contrast to the voting population, latinos are almost evenly divided on whether the country is going into the right direction. that's a huge statement in favor of president obama. but latinos feel their children won't have the same opportunity they had in this country. so it is an interesting dichotomy. the problem is, latinos have been so affected by the unemployment crisis, 10.3%. home foreclosure crisis that affected latinos. that is tappi
MSNBC
Sep 21, 2012 4:00pm EDT
. >> what an arrogant, ivy league, harvard, los angeles, new york. >> 47% of americans pay no income tax. my job is not to worry about those people. >> perhaps i made a bit of a honey booboo. >> good evening. i understand there's a video that's been on the internet. >> but when i say people, i mean black people. >> it's not elegantly stated. >> there's no such thing as a free lunch. lunch is $50,000 a plate. >> aka the amount of money it takes to see mitt romney [ bleep ] on them in person. >> he was inarticulate. >> it's so sad. stop being a victim. >> you all but called them moochers. >> i think it's fine to talk about those things in quiet rooms. >> you represent the entire country. >> obviously doesn't need to do this for a job. >> romney, 9.0. how did the reboot go? >> this is a campaign about the 100%. >> my thinking is maybe you haven't gotten around a lot. >> which we're hearing about today on the internet. >> because i actually believe in redistribution. >> redistribution, which is just fancy talk for a black guy's coming for your stuff. >> stop it. this is hard. you want to try
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 11:00pm EDT
, "decline to comment." it gets wors according to "the los angeles times" akin told supporters, "the first two minutes, wow, it's liksomebody l a wdcat ou tag she was just furious and attacking in every different direction which was a little bit of a surprise to us." you know, it's par for the course, from t candidate who said this -- >> it seems to me, first of all, frhauntaro doctors, that's really rare. if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. >> of course, akin tried to apologize and now that republicans arstruggling to regain t senate, they are starting to throw their support behind the controversial candidate in missouri. yesterday, the nrcc officially endorsed him and the chair of the democratic senatorial campaign committee says the endorsement taints every republican senate, senator running in this election cycle. >> just a few weeks ago, every one of those republicans said that wt he said was so nsanw ai w so offensive that they could not support him. and they are going to have to answer to the question about why it not offen
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Sep 19, 2012 10:00am EDT
on its way to los angeles. the new home at the california science center. "endeavour" flew 25 missions and circled the earth 4700 times. >>> a new education campaign tells illegal immigrants to stay silent if they're pulled over. this is in response to that federal ruling that allows the controversial show me your papers portion of the arizona law to take effect. immigrants are advised to offer only their names and birthdays and not to carry any papers. >>> at least 26 people have died after a huge fire at a natural gas facility in mexico. now, officials say the fire was an accident but it is very close to warring drug cartels. it's the third fire in five weeks at that state-run oil complex. >>> oh, boy. people are talking about this this morning. was jesus married? this papyrus fragment from the fourth century contains the phrase jesus said to them, my wife. christian scholars insist the new discovery does not provide historical evidence that jesus was married. but they are debating it. >>> the biggest macy's in the world is getting a $400 million makeover. macy's herald squa
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Sep 18, 2012 9:00am EDT
in los angeles, not a swing state, today, utah and texas. tomorrow, back in florida. jonathan martin this is not the schedule, what you would expect of a september candidate running for president. >> it does strike me as light, but to be fair to the romney folks, takes a lot of money to be president of the united states. i think he is spending many of those days raising money, not raising money, he is doing debate prechlt the romney folks believe this campaign increasingly is coming down to these three debates. if he misses one swing state rally on one saturday but gets in three hole hours of debate prep, in their eyes, that's tradeoff they will take. there is no question, we are now at 49 days out, getting to the point where one rally every other day is not going to cut t he is going to have to do more. >> remarkable contrast to '08, woe do six, seven events in iowa. how can he do this many? that's not -- a primary and a general election are two very different things. >> he has the energy. >> now i think he has got to put himself out there. >> roll up the sleeves and go. see
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